About Us​

Founded in 2010, the Ashland Music Association advocates for and provides financial and volunteer assistance to the music programs in our public schools.


Your support helps make our programs possible and enables us to:

  • Fund transportation expenses and costs for students to attend music events and competitions.

  • ​Fund audition and transportation costs for students to participate in Junior and Senior District, All-State and All-Eastern Music Festivals.

  • Fund teacher grants to enhance the music curriculum.

  • Coordinate community music performances showcasing our talented students.

  • Build a stronger music community among Ashlands parents, teachers, students, businesses and all music lovers!

Please help us today by becoming a member or by purchasing an ad in our concert programs!

Your donation makes a vital impact here in Ashland and is instrumental in helping us fulfill our mission.

Thank you, in advance, for your support and for your investment in the arts and the lives of our children!

AMA 2018-2019 Executive Board

President - Ed Miksis

Vice President - 

Treasurer - Rachel Werkema
Secretary - 


Website Editor & Social Media - Lisa Cooper 

Ashland Music Educators

Mindess Band - Brian Koning
Mindess Chorus - Ryan Engebretson

Middle School Band - Brian Koning
Middle School Chorus - Michelle Smith

High School Band - J. Darren Maule
High School Chorus - Mary-Louise Nemeth


Ashland Public Schools have music programs to be very proud of!  We rely on the support of individuals and businesses to ensure that music education remains a key component of our childrens' development.

In addition to offsetting the $5,000 deficit that our music education programs work with every year, money raised goes towards band and chorus music, instrument repairs; purchases of larger instruments (i.e. tuba, baritone, etc), and more!

We need your help supporting the Ashland band and chorus programs - no job is too small!

Join us at our next AMA open meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the AHS chorus room or email ama@ashlandmusic.org